What is inclusion?

The term ‘inclusion’ comes from the Latin word ‘includo’, to include. Today this term is widely used in the museum community. In a broad sense, it means creating a comfortable and safe environment, providing open access to cultural values for everyone regardless of their status, capabilities and characteristics. But most often this term is used in relation to museum work for people with disabilities. The goal of inclusive museum projects and programmes is to give people with special needs new social opportunities, reveal their creative potential, make them recognize themselves as part of the museum-goers community, find like-minded people, discover new things. The consequence of this important process is a gradual change in the society's attitude towards people with disabilities.

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